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Thomas Whigham

Colonial and modern Latin America; 18th- and19th-century social and economic history of Argentina and Paraguay

Ph.D. Stanford 1985

Office: 314 LeConte
Office Hours: T/R 11-12 and by appt
Phone: (706) 542-2493

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Thomas Whigham has worked as a Fulbright scholar in Argentina and Paraguay, and was the recipient of the LeConte Memorial Research award for 1996. His published books include The Politics of River Trade: Tradition and Development in the Upper Plata, 1780-1870 (Albuquerque: UNM Press, 1991), La yerba mate del Paraguay (Asuncion: CPES, 1991), and El Paraguay bajo el Dr. Francia. Ensayos sobre la sociedad patrimonial (Asuncion: "El Lector," 1996) (with Jerry W. Cooney). His book The Paraguayan War, Causes and Early Conduct (Lincoln and London: U of Nebraska Press, 2002), the first volume of a comprehensive study of the 1864-1870 conflict, was a CHOICE 2003 Outstanding Academic Title.

Research and Teaching Interests

[Latin America & Caribbean]
[War and Diplomacy]

Selected Publications

La guerra de la Triple Alianza: Causas e inicios del mayor conflicto belico de America del Sur (Santillana-Taurus, 2010)

The Paraguayan War: Causes and Early Conduct (University of Nebraska Press, 2002) More Info

Courses Taught

HIST2221: Latin American Civilization to 1800 [Syllabus]

HIST2222: Latin American Civilization Since 1800 [Syllabus]

HIST3220: History of Mexico [Syllabus]

HIST3230: History of Brazil [Syllabus]

HIST4220: The United States and Latin American History [Syllabus]

HIST4990: Senior Seminar [Syllabus]

HIST8220: Colloquium in Latin American and Caribbean History [Syllabus]

HIST8860: Seminar in History [Syllabus]

MA Theses Supervised

Gomez-del-Moral, Alejandro, "Florida Fallen: Spanish East Florida, The Cuban Negro Militia and the Failure of The Bourbon Reforms, 1812-1821" (2007)

Vizzini, Bryan Edward, "Through the Looking Glass: Mexican Conservatism, 1821-1853" (1992)


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